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Story GNU Automake 1.15 released Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2015 - 8:17pm
Story Razer's open-source headset aims to disrupt virtual reality Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2015 - 8:11pm
Story GCC Soars Past 14.5 Million Lines Of Code & I'm Real Excited For GCC 5 Roy Schestowitz 06/01/2015 - 11:17am
Story Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use Rianne Schestowitz 05/01/2015 - 9:58pm
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Story Collabora Improves Linux Support For Tegra-Based Chromebooks Roy Schestowitz 17/01/2015 - 2:51pm
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Story INTERVIEW: LENNART POETTERING Rianne Schestowitz 16/01/2015 - 11:04pm
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Are Dell and Red Hat Discussing a Desktop Linux Deal?

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Linux

I don't know for certain if Dell plans to pre-load Red Hat Linux on desktop and mobile PCs. But circumstantial evidence pointing to that possibility is mounting. Here are the facts.

First, Dell has publicly stated that it plans to announce a Linux desktop strategy within a few weeks. The company wrapped up a Linux customer survey on March 23.

Further adventures with Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

It's difficult to walk away from an experiment with software - especially when you know that most of the problems are resolvable. It's probably something to do with one's ego. But never mind.

I returned to my experiments with Feisty Fawn early this morning. To recap a bit, after installing it on my PC yesterday, I got a message saying ""GRUB loading, please wait... Error 18."

The Road to KDE 4: Solid Brings Hardware Configuration and Control to KDE

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KDE

One of the many new technologies for KDE 4 is the often mentioned, but seldom explained Solid Hardware API. Hardware has always been a bit of an annoying element of using Linux and other Unix [like] operating systems, but Solid hopes to fix that for KDE 4.

sox - The Command-line Audio Workstation

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Software

sox stands for Sound EXchange. And it is doubtless the most capable audio processing command line utility. Its power sometimes cannot be matched even by expensive DAWs with fancy graphics and high price tags.

Set up a perfect rPath Linux development platform for making your own custom-flavor Linux

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HowTos

The combination of rPath Builder and VMWare Player is a perfect tool for quick web development and distribution, and a quick way to play with Linux right on your desktop.

Race to Linux Interviews

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Software

These are the interviews for the various winners from the Race to Linux contest that we did in collaboration with Mainsoft and IBM.

The exercise included porting existing ASP.NET-based applications to Linux. All the ports were completed in a matter of hours, in some cases the download of the VMware image took longer than the port itself.

Here are the interviews:

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

Every 6 months I have the pleasure to install a new version of Ubuntu. Some days ago, I installed the latest version,7.04 aka Feisty Fawn. As you probably already know, Feisty is the best release yet. The installation went smoothly, hardware detection (including WiFi) was top notch and everything feels more polished than ever.

Can You Make Money From Linux?

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Linux

The short answer is a resounding yes. Whether you work as a Linux server administrator, or do custom Linux installations, you can make a decent income from it.

CrystalCore Tech Demo Release

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Gaming

Crystal Core is the main Crystal Space demo game. It makes heavy use of CEL and CELstart. It is a first person shooter with many quests and puzzle elements.

Lenny for everyone!!!!

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HowTos

Well Debian 4.0 was released on April 9 and its been a couple of weeks, so the testing mirrors (Lenny) should be stable. So sit back, download the "netinst" CD image, and have ago at it.

Review of Linux Mint Bianca KDE Edition - Ubuntu derivative

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Reviews
Ubuntu

With all the hype surrounding Ubuntu at the moment I think it's important not to overlook the other recent releases. One of these is Linux Mint Bianca: KDE Edition.

Actual cost of $100 laptop is $900

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OLPC

OLPC organization this year as a gift to the world’s children. This product has been the attention of the people of the world. Recently, the OLPC organization’s staff disclosed that 100 U.S. dollars notebook The real cost has already exceeded the originally planned nine times.

Tools and open standards through Open Source development

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News

Compare Apache Derby and Geronimo open source solutions with the IBM open source based commercial offerings of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition and IBM Cloudscape.

Recoll: A search engine for the Linux desktop

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Software

Desktop search engines are all the rage these days. While Beagle may be the most popular desktop search engine for Linux, there are alternatives. If you are looking for a lightweight and easy-to-use yet powerful desktop search engine, you might want to try Recoll. Unlike Beagle, Recoll doesn't require Mono, it's fast, and it's highly configurable.

Ubuntu tutorial - set a new resolution

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HowTos

Most of the time, in Ubuntu, you can easily change the screen resolution by going to Preferences > Screen Resolution. However, sometimes that doesn’t work, and sometimes the resolution that you want isn’t on the list.

The open palette: Creating grungy Gimp brushes using Inkscape

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HowTos

Welcome to the second installation of The open palette. Last time, we focused on creating orbs and 3D text using Inkscape’s new blur filter. This month, we’ll be focusing on creating brushes for the Gimp using Inkscape.

Is Office 2007 a case against Linux?

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OOo

Have you used Office 2007 yet?

Linux Ready For Real Time on Wall Street?

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Linux

With the trillions of dollars in financial transactions that take place on Wall Street each year, there is little to no tolerance for lost trades. So how do you minimize the risk? The answer, according to Red Hat, could well be a real-time Linux solution.

CentOS 5 as a Desktop System

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Linux
Reviews

CentOS is an enterprise class GNU/Linux distribution basing on the publicly available source packages of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Just like RHEL or Debian stable, CentOS focuses on stability and security, sacrificing the “latest and greatest” packages. Is CentOS 5 really that stable? And does it fit on the average Joe’s desktop? This is what I’m gonna find out.

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